Before I became a mom, I never realized how difficult it would be to schedule playdates for my daughter. Don’t get me wrong, she’s only two and is usually content with sliding down the same slide for two hours. But, as she grows up and her attention span shortens, she’s going to want me to host some more creative playdate ideas for her and her friends. And, to be honest, I won’t blame her. In fact, for my own sanity, I may want to start switching up her outings ASAP.
Now, a get together doesn’t have to to cost a lot of money or require some sort of Pinterest party planning skills. There are plenty of play date ideas that won’t break your bank and will let your kids unleash all that pent up energy, no matter their age. Some require a little bit more planning and coordination than others, while some only need you and the great outdoors. But no matter the ages of your kids, your level of craftiness, or the amount of energy you want to pour into playdates, there’s a playdate idea for you.
As fun as the park can be, why not switch things up next time around? Have some mommy friends over with their littles and have a cookie baking contest, or theme the entire playdate around a favorite book. The options are truly limitless and the benefits are many- including saving you from the boredom of walking to the same park for the 1000th time.